October 20, 1989 |
One thing is immediately apparent about Chris Costner Sizemore: she notices everything. From the Beverly Hills palm trees with the naked, ostrich-like trunks, to a reporter leaving wide margins on a pad for notations, to an old, wooden, curved-top radio in a radio station lobby, nothing unusual escapes her comment. That is because Sizemore, 62, considers herself 15 and believes she is seeing many things for the first time since she recovered from Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) in 1974.
November 9, 1990 |
A man was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a woman who doctors say has 46 personalities after he testified that she consented to sex and he learned only later that she was mentally ill. Mark A. Peterson was convicted of second-degree sexual assault and could be sentenced to 10 years in prison. He remained free on $5,000 bond. Sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 10 and he said he will appeal.
December 18, 1990 |
A judge in Oshkosh, Wis., overturned the conviction of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman who doctors say has 46 personalities, ruling a defense psychiatrist should have been allowed to examine her. Judge Robert Hawley signed an order for a new trial for Mark Peterson, 29, convicted of sexual assault under a state law that makes it a crime to have sex with someone who is mentally ill and cannot understand the consequences of the behavior.
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November 23, 1989 |
In an unusual legal move, a Garden Grove woman sued her brother Wednesday, contending she has become a multiple personality because he raped and molested her repeatedly during her childhood and adolescence. The woman contends in her lawsuit that her older brother molested her so often that her psychological defense mechanisms took over. She said the assaults continued from the time she was 6 years old until she was 16.
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March 9, 1998 |
His crimes were repugnant and the evidence against Howard Davis Jr. of Woodland Hills was so overwhelming that neither his attorney nor his family ever disputed his involvement in sexual assaults on five females, including a 10-year-old girl. But before and after the portly son of a retired cop was sentenced to 338 years in prison, those who stood by him still maintained he was innocent. He may have been involved in the attacks, they said. But he didn't commit them.
December 20, 1990 |
A judge dismissed charges against a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman with 46 personalities. Prosecutor Joseph Paulus had asked that Mark Peterson, 29, not be retried because it might be harmful to the victim. Circuit Judge Robert Hawley in Oshkosh, Wis., earlier had overturned Peterson's Nov. 8 conviction because the defense had not been allowed to have a psychiatrist examine the woman before the trial.
July 23, 2000 |
In the face of the trading deadline, Philadelphia ace Curt Schilling told writers that he really would prefer to remain with the Phillies. But, when Schilling bumped into Denny Neagle, a brand new New York Yankee, at a Manhattan movie theater a few days later, he told Neagle, "You lucky jerk. God, that's where I wanted to go. As soon as I saw it on the ticker, I was like, 'Dang him!' " Schilling was on his way to see "Me, Myself and Irene." It's about a guy with a split personality.
June 5, 2008 |
Oscar-winning "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody will tackle the subject of motherhood once again in a television comedy for Showtime. The cable network has picked up 12 episodes of "United States of Tara," written by Cody and starring Toni Collette ("Little Miss Sunshine") as a wife and mother of two who suffers from dissociative identity (formerly multiple personality) disorder. Steven Spielberg, who first came up with the story, will executive produce with Cody.
October 26, 2012 |
David Mitchell came to Los Angeles because of an 8-year-old book. Thanks to the movie by Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, Mitchell's novel "Cloud Atlas" has landed on American bestseller lists -- right behind the decidedly less literary trilogy "50 Shades of Grey. " Mitchell sat down with the L.A. Times' Carolyn Kellogg -- in this extended interview, which has been edited for length and clarity, he talks in detail about his writing process, what makes a book last and the "Cloud Atlas" adaptation.